Officially Cleared!!!

I saw Dr. Santore, my hip surgeon, today and he literally said “you can now forget about your hips!” WHAT?!?!?!?!?! Um, sir, you’ll have to repeat that please! I almost started crying. I couldn’t believe that the end had basically come on this hip journey of mine. Obviously, I won’t be able to completely forget about them yet due to incisional pain still and needing some range of motion and strength training still. But I am stoked to be cleared for all activities! He said that I really shouldn’t run. Actually his quote was, “if you want to run around the bases and play softball, then ok, but you shouldn’t run 3 miles 3 times a week.” Well I’m glad he clarified that, because I wouldn’t have thought 3 miles a few times a week would be a lot. I guess I’ll stick to running only when necessary and find another source of cardio for myself. There are plenty of activities to do and I never did like running anyway.

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Full pelvic view without any screws
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That’s one beautiful hip socket and joint!

Let me just say it again, MY HIPS ARE CLEARED. Watch out life, here comes Caitlin living it up again! YES! I am going to make this summer the best one I’ve had in years!

I’ve attached a letter that I received my surgeon that is very meaningful.

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